Getting Social Security Disability for Diabetes (Type I Or Type II)

May 21, 2013

TalkingAlthough many diabetics continue to work long after their diagnosis, frequently the disease progresses to the point where it limits your ability to work, or forces you to stop working.

Symptoms and Complications of Diabetes

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Getting Social Security Disability for Peripheral Neuropathy

May 15, 2013

Writing_handPeripheral neuropathy can be a very painful and debilitating condition that is most commonly associated with diabetes. Peripheral neuropathy means there has been damage to the peripheral nerves, which are the nerves that carry messages to and from the spinal cord and brain to the rest of the body. Other conditions that may also cause peripheral neuropathy, include herpes zoster, HIV, nutritional deficiencies, toxins, cancer, immune disorders, and genetic disorders. 

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How to Get Disability Benefits for Ulcerative Colitis

May 13, 2013

DoctorUlcerative colitis is a painful, severe and potentially life-threatening form of inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD. Colitis results in inflammation and ulceration of the large intestine, which causes it to thicken and scar so it cannot extract excess fluid from feces. Patients with ulcerative colitis often experience complications, such as colon rupture, colon cancer, fistulas, and the formation of abscesses around the anus.

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What are the Types of Social Security Disability Benefits Available to Me?

May 9, 2013

Courthouse columnsMany people believe there is only one type of Social Security Disability Benefit available to people: that of a physical disability that does not allow you to work. In fact, there are at least five primary types of Social Security Disability Benefits available to anyone who qualifies:

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Getting Disability Benefits for Depression

May 7, 2013

AshamedDepression can be a debilitating illness, characterized by sadness, hopelessness, despair, and inadequacy. Along with these emotions, a person can experience extreme fatigue preventing a person from holding down a meaningful job.

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Social Security Disability and Morbid Obesity

May 3, 2013

post-1No one can deny that obesity is a looming problem in the United States. You may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits, but only if it causes or contributes to listed impairments that Social Security already awards benefits for, or if your obesity severely limits your functioning.

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